Photoshop – Masks and Channels

Photoshop - Masks and Channels


Adobe Photoshop uses masks to isolate and manipulate specific parts of an image.   A mask is akin to a stencil.  The cutout portion of the mask can be altered, but the area surrounding the cutout is protected from change.

Working with masks and channels


Creating a quick mask


Editing selections in Quick mask mode

Saving a selection as a mask

Loading a mask as a selection

Extracting an image

How to cut out anything in Photoshop


Creating a gradient mask

Correcting Exposure with a gradient mask


teamSimon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses. Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual communication in the digital environment


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